Renown TV Host, Journalist and Book Author Tavis Smiley gave Ms. Susan Burton the best show of respect by kissing her hand and praising her accomplishments.

Burton, founding father of A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project and writer of “Becoming Ms. Burton,” continues her nationwide ebook tour with a cease in Southern California

The guard instructed me, ‘You’ll be again’ and I got here again. I got here again and led girls up out of that place.”

— Ms. Susan Burton​ on The Daily Show​ with Trevor Noah


What: Today, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, Eso Won Books will host a dialogue and ebook signing occasion to rejoice the latest launch of Social Justice Advocate/Activist Ms. Susan Burton’s memoir, “Becoming Ms Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women.”

Where: Eso Won Books
4327 Degnan Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008

When: May 23, 2017 at 7 pm

The occasion is open to the general public.

Opportunities/Photos: Interview with Ms. Susan Burton and ebook signing visuals

Who: Ms. Burton is the founder and govt director of A New Way of Life Re-entry Project. As a previously incarcerated lady, she understands the challenges individuals, particularly girls, face when leaving jail. After greater than 20 years out and in of the felony justice system, Ms. Burton was unable to search out work, housing or addiction-recovery remedy. In spite of these obstacles, Ms. Burton mercifully gained freedom and sobriety in 1997 and made it her life’s work to assist different girls who stroll in her sneakers.

“The guard told me, ‘You’ll be back’ and I came back. I came back and led women up out of that place,” mentioned Ms. Burton​ on The Daily Show​ with Trevor Noah. Watch the complete present right here:—may-17–2017—susan-burton-season-22-ep-22109

Becoming Ms. Burton is her heart-wrenching journey to carry actual change to the narrative about mass incarceration. Her campaign is likened to a modern-day Harriett Tubman. “I know that what I do rescues people, allows them to have an analysis of what’s happening in their lives and breaks them free of the criminal justice system,” mentioned Ms. Burton on the Tavis Smiley Show.

Ms. Burton continues to take her message on the street with a nationwide ebook tour and making the rounds with media appearances coast to coast. “I do the work because it needs to be done, so I picked up the banner to help women escape the prison system,” mentioned Ms. Burton who spent twenty years out and in of jail. “I found the support, the services, and treatment in Santa Monica, California and brought it to South Los Angeles.”

As a results of her relentless work, she has garnered quite a few accolades and awards together with named as a CNN Hero, the recipient of the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award, and being named by the Los Angeles Times as one of many nation’s 18 New Civil Rights Leaders.

Ms. Burton has helped greater than 1,000 girls out of the system.

This is a media pleasant occasion. For press credentials, expertise submission consideration, an interview request or talking engagement for Ms. Burton, contact Marie Lemelle, publicist for ANWOL at 213-276-7827 or To view Ms. Burton’s ebook tour dates, go to

About A New Way of Life
Founded in 1998 by CNN Top Ten Hero Susan Burton, A New Way of Life offers housing and help to previously incarcerated girls for profitable group re-entry, household reunification and particular person therapeutic. ANWOL, primarily based in South Los Angeles, California, additionally works to revive the civil rights of previously incarcerated individuals and empowering, organizing and mobilizing advocates for social change, civic engagement and private transformation. She is nationally referred to as an advocate for restoring fundamental civil and human rights to those that have served time. Among the various honors and recognition bestowed on Ms. Burton, she is the recipient of the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award in 2014. In 2015, the Los Angeles Times named her one of many nation’s 18 New Civil Rights Leaders.

In an effort to proceed to carry social justice points to the forefront, JustUS Voices | Storytelling for Change, a multimedia story mission, is a partnership between Burton and a New Way of Life Re-entry Project and strategic communications agency, McKinney & Associates. The initiative embraces advocacy by means of the facility of storytelling, interviews, testimonials and commentaries, blogs, video vignettes and social media.

A collaboration between Burton and award-winning writer Michelle Alexander resulted in an annual Justice on Trial Film Festival, which is about for September 2017 at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

#BecomingMsBurton #ANewWayOfLife #UpAndOut #FreeAmerica

Please you’ll want to join with Ms. Burton and A New Way of Life Re-entry Project on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube!



Twitter: @anewwayoflife1 and @susanburtonLA

Marie Lemelle
Platinum Star PR
(213) 276-7827
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